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Display Name: jonnifer
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holy moly this place is gorgeous! to be able to have so much space, so beautifully put together in NYC...lucky!

Jocelyn Scrapes Back Her Loft House Tour
7/22/14 08:47 PM

I'm a landlord and would be very upset if something was done to the property without permission.

Our current tenant has been on the home for 4 years and asked before she did anything (so far she's installed shelving in some closets, landscaped in the backyard, painted the master bedroom, installed new curtain rods). Generally, if you're a good tenant and ask permission, I think many landlords will be flexible.

We did have one tenant a while back that took it upon herself to put in a vegetable garden...that's fine, except she did it in the middle of the backyard and put up a crappy fence and tore out all the grass. When she moved out, we had to repair that because it was so poorly done and meant the rest of the yard couldn't be used. In that case, we kept her security deposit and charged extra for the repairs.

Radical Renters: When Renters Make Big Changes
7/21/14 11:08 PM

ooh fantastic ideas. #1 is exactly what i need to do on the lower half of my windows, but i hate the look of those breezy cafe curtains. this will fit the bill nicely.

15+ Uses for Tension Rods You've Never Thought Of
7/17/14 03:40 PM

We have that type of mail slot in our door and have never worried about burglars. Given that this is the front door, I'm assuming this means it's in plain view? Honestly, I would be more concerned with securing windows/doors in the rear of the house than worrying about someone taking the risk of using a tool through a mail slot to go in the front door. Too much exposure.
If you want peace of mind, I second rubyr's suggestion: stop your mail delivery and tape up a piece of cardboard.

How To Make My New Mail Slot Burglar Proof? Good Questions
7/17/14 10:45 AM

I was so bummed when we drove a few hours on monday to grab a few things from IKEA and all the decor items I wanted (including that pillow) were out of stock. :(
Loving that Target lamp though. They've really stepped it up in the design department lately.

Scandinavian Style Decor That Looks Expensive, But Really Isn't
7/16/14 04:14 PM

we also did a Montessori inspired room, with the floor bed. I agree -- it's MARVELOUS! Nighttime feedings are super easy and our little girl, now 1, will quietly play in her room if she wakes up before we do.
this is very sweet!

Stella's Happy, Calm, Montessori-Inspired Room My Room
7/15/14 03:25 PM

So lovely!!

Darren's Castro Casa House Call
7/11/14 04:13 PM

We use top sheets with a thin cotton blanket in the warmer months. Neither are tucked in. In the winter, we add a quilt. I wash our sheets and blanket once a week.
We have a place setting for 12 (not china -- having dishes that are not for everyday use seems like a waste to me) but we entertain several times a month and they come in handy.

Things we definitely don't really need at home:
Fitted sheets. Use a flat sheet and tuck it in. I buy flat sheets all in the same size and can use them tucked in on our queen size bed, or our full size guest bed, or even our daughter's twin bed. Many uses, one item.

Lots of cleaning supplies. Vinegar, Borax, Bon Ami. Done.

Bathroom stuff: Something to wash your hair, something to wash your body. You could get even more efficient and use the same thing for both but I seriously don't understand friends that have so many products in their showers.

Pans or knives that come in sets. Really anything that comes in a set is usually a waste. You favor a few of them and the others just take up space.

Gadgets -- both kitchen and otherwise. I keep being gifted hand mixers, electric pop corn poppers, crepe maker, panini press, etc...I never ever use any of them.

Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/11/14 04:09 PM

This is gorgeous. Well done!!

Before & After: An Army Green Vintage Broyhill Goes AWOL
7/10/14 01:22 PM

My company (a huge multi-national) used Showhomes a few times when trying to sell homes we purchased from relocating executives. Most often than not, it was a waste of time and money. Good idea in theory but you have to have the right furnishings, etc for the house. Staging was nearly always a faster way to sell our company owned homes.

Family Lives in a Showhouse, Like Living Props Design News
7/10/14 01:17 PM

Yep, I'm with Muesli. Unless it's a comment on lack of cleanliness or mention of dog odor, I never care what other people think about my house. I'm the one living in it, not them.
Of course, our friends and family have never been the type to make nasty comments anyway. The closest I'll get is from my husband's grandmother..."oh, that new rug sure is interesting" ha ha.

Positive Ways To Deal with Other People’s Negative Opinions
(About Your Home)

7/10/14 01:14 PM

Nothing! Leave it as it. It's awesome.

How Should I Make Over This Odd Little Chair? Good Questions
7/9/14 05:54 PM

LOVE the wallpaper. Nice use for it.

Before & After: A Dusty Dresser Gets Dressed Up With Wallpaper
7/2/14 01:35 PM

We do the same (Montessori style) and it's never been an issue with our one-year old to have things on low shelves/within grasp.
This is a gorgeous nursery!
Can you give us the etsy store name for the prints?

Office Turned Fresh & Cheery Nursery My Room
6/28/14 10:30 AM

Nope. Maybe if we had a beach house where it would make a difference but in my area, we sleep with the windows open (we have screens and dogs) but not the doors.

Would You Sleep With The Doors Open?
6/27/14 11:54 AM

Printstagram is great! We've printed off more than a hundred photos that way and have no complaints. plus they can frame them.

Instagram Prints: Who Do You Recommend?
6/27/14 11:46 AM

Same here. When I moved to college, that was it. I was an adult and my parents no longer paid for anything and thus decisions were up to me. Even with being financially independent from my parents, I didn't really feel like a "grown-up" until I became a landlord (at age 26). That was the big milestone for me, knowing that someone twice my age was paying me every month to live in a property I had renovated. It was an awesome feeling.
I can see what the author means -- these were simply her milestones -- everyone has them and they can all be different. I'm on my third home now at 33, a parent, a landlord, a boss, a business owner...and I still love IKEA. :)

Home Design Decisions Only Grown-Ups Will Make
6/27/14 11:40 AM

@eringraydc - We have also purchased many rugs from RugsUSA and have been generally pleased. For the price, they are a great deal and you can do something a bit more trendy without investing a ton of money. They also have nicer pieces that could be around for a very long time.

Love the blue velvet chairs!

Erin & Jeff's Texas Cool House Tour
6/26/14 10:39 AM

We don't during the hot & humid summer months. Typically only a couple months of the year, but it wouldn't be energy efficient for our heating/cooling. Instead we'll just go sit on the front porch and get some fresh air.

6 Small, Random Efforts That Pay Off Big at Home
6/25/14 04:36 PM

that pink couch is awesome! and it has one of my CL search words..."velvet" :)

Do You Have OCD: Obsessive Craigslist Disorder?
6/25/14 01:33 PM